[development] New Themes for New Drupal

Bèr Kessels ber at webschuur.com
Tue Aug 29 21:49:20 UTC 2006

Op dinsdag 29 augustus 2006 17:40, schreef Angela Byron:
> b) I don't know if you were around in Vancouver for this discussion,  
> but Matt from WordPress pointed out that WordPress didn't start  
> getting some really nice contributed themes until it started shipping  
> with a nice default theme. Lack of good contributed themes has  
> consistently ranked among the top 10 barriers to entry for Drupal;  
> it's time we addressed the #1 issue impeding this.

I wasn't there. But why again was there decided to build one from scratch, 
instead of picking (one of) the most popular in contribs?

Sorry to say, but the ones I see, albeit far above the average theme, are not 
as "visually appealing" as some themes, nor are they as solid as others. 
Zen is rather clean on the images, but "just changing a background color" is 
not easy. Zen beach and drops are nice and sound for blogs, but not as nice 
and sound for blogs as some ported themes. 

Trea hit the nail on the head when he pointed out that we needed designers to 
talk about design. But Morbus is right too when he complains about usability 
technical issues around themes too. 

I guess we should best submit some more and nicer themes to the contribs, and 
then pull in the themes that "withstand the storm" into core. 

I am certain that box_grey (yes, we've seen it a little too often) has proven 
its worth. If we look at purely "sexxyyyee" themes, I am certain that 
friendselectric and even meta are very popular. 

Why not let "the world" decide? And include a (few) themes that have proven 
what they are worth?

Don't get me wrong, Jeff. Your themes are very solid. they are well balanced, 
the color scheme (albeit a bit dull for my *personal taste*) is well chosen 
and the technical parts seem to be worked out very well too. Its just that I 
am not sure why the route of including something new  (unproven technology!) 
into a new release, when we have loads of proven technology lying around 

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